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Kentucky AG warns of Misleading Labor Law Poster

By Shelley Catharine Johnson, Deputy Communications Director
News from Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office

Attorney General Jack Conway today cautioned Kentucky employers to be on the lookout for misleading labor law notices sold by private companies. Letters sent to Kentucky businesses threaten civil and criminal penalties ranging from $7,000 to $17,000 if they do not display certain posters being sold.

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2012-12-13 19:28:43 | Comments | Printable version

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Lights Under Louisville

2012-12-13 - Louisville, KY - Photo by Graham Waggener. Billed as the only underground Christmas lights show in the world, Lights Under Louisville includes hundreds of displays and millions of Christmas lights. Graham and Evan Waggener and Teddy Lea took the tour this evening, and pronounced it "very cool."
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Says Tv Station needs to apologize if error made on assault site

Duane Bonifer, Public Relations Director for Lindsey Wilson College, in answer to a call about the writer's concern, says that assault on Dakota Meyer absolutely did not happen on the campus and that the event at which it happened, a party, was not a college sponsored event. He's already called two Tv Stations who got it wrong. Kanissa'a Thompson, the man charged is not a student at the college, either. - ED WAGGENER
Next earlier story: Kanissa'a Thompson arrested in assault of Dakota Meyer

Donna Saunders writes:
This incident was reported by one of the Louisville TV stations on the late news, Wednesday, December 12th. In their report the lead-in was "Medal of Honor" recipient assaulted on a Kentucky college campus. In the broadcast they named Lindsey Wilson as the college. If, in fact, this didn't happen at Lindsey Wilson campus.....they need to retract that statement. - Donna Saunders
Comments re article 56379 News Tip Link KSP investigating assault on Dakota Meyer

2012-12-13 17:17:53 | Comments | Printable version

Kanissa'a Thompson arrested in assault of Dakota Meyer

Thompson arrested this afternoon in house located on the road between First Baptist Church and Summit Manor following an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 9, 2012
Next earlier story on CM News Tip Link: KSP investigating assault on Dakota Meyer

By TFC Wm. Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - 18-year-old Kanissa'a Thompson of Columbia, KY has been arrested and charged with Assault, 2nd Degree. Post 15 Troopers arrested him today, Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 3:33pmCT at a residence on Grady Loop Rd in Adair County.

The arrest stems from an incident that occurred in the early a.m. hours of Sunday, December 9, 2012, when Thompson assaulted 24-year-old Dakota Meyer of Adair County. Meyer was treated and released at Westlake Hospital, Columbia, KY. Thompson was lodged in the Adair County Jail, Columbia, KY. Tpr. Adam Likins is continuing to investigate. - TFC Wm. Gregory

2012-12-13 16:49:27 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tails: Boys are supposed to have a dog

It was hard to tell who was happier, the dog, Bambi, or the grandson
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By Peg Schaeffer
News from Sugarfoot Farms Rescue

(Wednesday, December 12, 2012) - I received a phone call today from a woman looking to adopt a dog. She said her grandson told her he wanted a dog. She told him he already has a cat but he told her, "Boys are supposed to have a dog."

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2012-12-13 13:48:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Miss Donna brings readers up to date on welfare of animals

Helping a friend through a tough time because of an accident

Miss Donna writes:
Here is a list of what I feed my animals:
Sweet Mix sweet feed for the goats, Miss Josie the horse and Jumpin' Jack Flash the donkey, Tractor Supply; Purina ONE Large Breed Puppy, Purina ONE Lamb and Rice/adult dog, Iams Small and Petite/Toy Breed, and Purina Catchow (regular in the blue bag), Walmart.
Tractor Supply is accepting donations, as is Monticello Banking Company in Jamestown and Woodforest Bank in the Columbia Walmart shopping center.

I have enough sweet feed to last through Christmas. Thanks to Liz Tyler, Linda Byrd, Ed Pipalski, and Richard and Elaine Woten. - Miss Donna Rieder
Comments re - An offer of help for Miss Donna Rieder's pets Miss Donna Rieder asks help with animals

2012-12-13 09:47:16 | Comments | Printable version

News Tip Link: KSP investigating assault on Dakota Meyer

Here's a story in the news CM didn't have by Bill Estep in the Lexington Herald: State police investigate assault on Dakota Meyer The dateline is December 12, 2012.

2012-12-13 08:35:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Russell Springs, KY student completes AA degree mostly online

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By Allison Horseman
News from Somerset Community College

Somerset, KY (December 13, 2012) - Somerset Community College student Sarah Asman completed her Associate Degree in Applied Science for Web Development this month. Asman, a native of Russell Springs, took most of her classes online and completed a web development practicum for the Kentucky office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI KY) as part of her degree.

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2012-12-13 08:28:38 | Comments | Printable version

A Good Night to Stargaze

The sun goes down early this time of year, but the silver lining is that it makes it much easier to stargaze before bedtime. The Geminid Meteor Shower will be peaking overnight, with as many as 50-80 meteors per hour visible in some parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Check Meteor Showers Online for tips on where to look tonight to see the most activity.'s Spot the Station service will send you an email or text message any time the space station is likely to be visible in your area. Tonight's flyover should be visible in central Kentucky at roughly 6:35pm. The alerts are tailored to your general location, and signing up is quick and easy.

2012-12-13 08:22:00 | Comments | Printable version

Mema's Favorite Senior Quest joke

Sometimes, during morning reflections, we run out of Great Issues to talk about, and turn to other matters. Today, Mema remembered her favorite joke from Senior Quest magazine, one passed on to her by Cousin Andi Chelf.

Ten Dollars is Ten Dollars
From Andi Chelf

Fred and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year. Every year Fred would say, "Edna, I'd like to ride in that there airplane."

And every year Edna would say, "I know, Fred, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars."

One year Fred and Edna went to the fair and Fred said, "Edna, I'm 71 years old. if I don't ride that airplane this year, I may never get another chance."

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2012-12-13 08:03:07 | Comments | Printable version

NEWS: The Week in CM Photos - December 5-12

New photos are added continuously, everyday to the Photo Archives
There have been 94 photos this past week on, fewer than usual, but the quality may be the best we've ever had. You be the judge. Our news photo pick of the week was the classic set of photos from the Taylor Tire Sales fire, by Larry Smith of The Big Dawg radio, 99.9 FM. It's always hard to pick.

As you peruse the photos, you can take side trips to expand the information by clicking on Read More - if you like. I think you can get back easily to your place in the archives, but as the Techno-Neophyte on the staff, I'm still learning, myself. It's one of the delights of CM, one is always finding innovative ways the site was designed to save the world's most valuable resource, people's time.

One of my own favorites was one based on context and hope for our future, the photo of the first ever ACT Scrimmage at Adair County High School. Solid affirmation of a commitment to core academics. The Events calendar for today indicates that Today will be another busy exciting day in the area. We hope you're healthy enough to Scan CM 3-4 times a day to track the essential news and then get out and be involved and enjoy. But if you have time for the ageless archives of, Take time to Peruse the last 20 sets in our Photo Archives, judge for yourself which photo is your favorite, and, if you care to comment on superlatives, and let us know with this link: Contact/Submit: My Favorite CM Photo/Photo Set of the Week Thursday, December 5-12, 2012 was - and why. As always, your feedback helps guide the way ahead. - Ed Waggener.

PS: Most Readers already know, but a reminder, most thumbnail photos in news and CM Classifieds are now usually links to a full sized photo. Clicking around on them usually gets more information, quickly, easily - and we try to make it easy, on most browsers, to return to where you were. -EW

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Today, THURSDAY with CM, December 8, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 13, 2012:
The fair wear away
but with unceasing repair
facades are maintained.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 13 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 457, in progress

The Weather for Today

Hazardous Weather
if any.

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on 13 Dec 2012, 4:15amCT/5:15amET, NWS, Louisville, KY
Today - Sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind.

Tonight - Clear, with a low around 26. Light and variable win

For complete current National Weather Service forecast: Click to National Weather Service for Columbia, KY
The Kentucky Mesonet is The Commonwealth's Official Source for Weather and Climate Data.
Mesonet stations are live in: Adair - Casey - Cumberland - Metcalfe - Taylor

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns - plus some - your comments welcome on editorial choices - added this past week, with maybe a few from History, and more:
direct links to articles, columns, poems and/or photos possibly with other important links, are posted here: As always, your Feedback helps us evolve. Click on the contat form with this story, or use anyContact/Submit button on the site.

2012-12-13 04:13:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

The Flatwoods SBC watch night service is Dec. 31, 2012

The Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY 42728, will be having a Watch Night Service at 8:00pmCT, Monday, December 31, 2012. We will be having two preaching services with a short break between services. Bro. Carol G. Perkins and Bro. Jr. Holmes will be bringing the messages. Singing will be provided by various singers from The Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church and other visitors. Everyone is invited. Phone: 270-789-3905. - Todd Corbin

2012-12-13 03:58:18 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 13
Happy Birthday, Braxton Jessie (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryan Rich (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clestine Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deana Coffey Parrott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dewayne Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donnie R. Coffey (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwayne Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kellen Lobb | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenneth Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Robertson (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lucretia Begley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mercedes Hensley (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Wilkinson (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dorothy (Reece) Sharp Cook, Breeding, KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Dean Lemmon Reynolds, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Charles Victor Henry, Jamestown, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Peterson, Taylor Co. KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Phillip Creed Jeffries, Green Co., KY (1929-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Trixie C. McCandless Lane, formerly of Metcalfe Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen Arlo Withers , Russell Co., KY (1950 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Price, Green Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Dale Randolph, Casey Co., KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris Cundiff, Campbellsville, KY, Adair Co. native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Besse Jean Luttrell Vanover, Casey Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Gary Lee Akin, Green Co., KY (1946-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Ann Long Stone, 57, Burkesville, KY, (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Buis, Casey County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Keltner Simpson, Green Co., KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charles E. Atwell, Buffalo, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Jones Shirley, Knob Lick, Metcalfe Co., KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, JoNell Hadley, 85, Russell County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Witt, Russell County, KY/Casey Co. native (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alan Hamilton Humphress, 87, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Dale Harper, 70, Metcalfe County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Ann Young Scott, 75, Cumberland County, KY (1943-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Luther Tucker (1900 - 1974) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTAdair Homemakers gathering mittens, gloves for Sandy victims through Dec. 13, 2012
The Adair County Extension Homemakerís Association is accepting donations gloves and mittens for those affected by Super Storm Sandy, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, 8am-12pm noon CT and 1pm-4:30pmCT, Monday-Friday. Donations of gloves and mittens need be received by Thursday, December 13, 2012. - Kelli Bonifer County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences | (ID:20331, Comment)
7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance.
Always Click on County Name for Link to Docket at Kentucky Court of Justice:
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: Two (2) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. Fifty (50) cases District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. Fifty-one (51) Cases Circuit Court. Seventeen (17) cases District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. One (1) cases District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Six (6) Cases Circuit Court. Two (2) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, Seventy-eight (78) Cases Circuit Court. Twelve (12) cases District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two (0) Cases Circuit Court. One (1) cases District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20397, Comment)
11:00amCTSocial Seniors Club meets at Adair County Library
The Social Seniors Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, in the basement of the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, Ky 42728. The Social Seniors Club is open to all Senior Citizens of Adair County. Contact the Library at 270-384-2472 or Kelli Claypool at 270-378-2053. | (ID:20342, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Marilyn Bonta Simpson, Green County, KY (1935-2012) | (ID:20391, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20199, Comment)
1:00pmCTCU will confer 217 degrees in Winter 2012 commencement (Detailed story)
Campbellsville University will award 217 graduate and undergraduate degrees in two ceremonies winter commencements, at 1pmCT/2pmET for Bachelor of Science and BSA degrees, and 3pmCT/4pmET, for the associate, bachelor of art, bachelor of music, bachelor of social work degrees and all master degrees, on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. - Joan C. McKinney, CU | (ID:20381, Comment)
4:00pmCTJeremiah Abell Cabin Open House, Greensburg, KY
The Jeremiah Abell Cabin & Greensburg Presbyterian Church, 119 N. Main St. Greensburg, KY, will have Christmas Open House, 4pm-5:30pmCT/5pm-6:30ET, Thursday, December 13, 2012. This will be a part of the Jane Todd Crawford celebration - Diane Hall | (ID:20316, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20228, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia/Adair Co. Utilities District (CAUD) Board Meeting. (AGENDA)
The Columbia/Adair County Utilities District Board meets at 6pmCT, every second Thursday in the board room of the district at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. The Board includes Barry Stotts, Robert Flowers, Rudy Higginbotham, Tim Baker, and David Jones. | (ID:20279, Comment)
Jane Todd story will be presented in Greensburg, KY
"Jane Todd Crawford - Her Story," will be presented at 6pmCT/7pmET, Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Old Courthouse, 104 S. Main Street, on the Town Square in Historic Greensburg, KY. There will be a reception to follow at Longhunters Coffee and Tea, 115 S. Public Square. - Diane Hall | (ID:20314, Comment)
6:30pmCTACHS Drama to present Collette and Wright's Toy School STORY/CAST
The ACHS Drama Club will be presenting their rendition of Collette and Wright's Toy School at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Thursday, December 13, 2012 on the stage at Col. Wm. Casey Elementary, 222 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY.

| (ID:20385, Comment)
6:50pmCTAdair Co. School Finance District Finance Corporation to meet
There will be a special meeting of the Adair County School District Finance Corporation on Thursday, December 13, 2012 in concert with the regular meeting of the Adair County Board of Education (approximately 6:50pmCT). The meeting will be held at the Central Office of the District. The purpose of the meeting is to consider adopting a resolution authorizing the issuance of refunding revenue bonds for school building purposes. | (ID:20395, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair School Board meeting rescheduled for December 13, 2012
This is official notification that the Regular School Board Meeting that is scheduled for December 20, 2012 has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7pmCT. This meeting will be held at the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room. 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. This meeting is considered a Special Regular School Board Meeting due to the change in date. The public is invited to attend. - Becky Bailey | (ID:20393, Comment)


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